Building Board Effectiveness for Health and Safety

A one-day course looking at health and safety as a strategic, integral part of good corporate governance. 

Upcoming dates to be confirmed

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Health and safety is now recognised as being a genuine boardroom issue. What is less clear, however, is how boards should be approaching it.

This innovative course gives governance professionals increased knowledge, skills and insights into the good governance of health and safety practice, so as to help them assist their boards in developing their effectiveness and strategic capability in this area.

What you get

By the end of the day you will understand:

  • The strategic context for health, safety and wellbeing (HS&W)
  • Links between good corporate governance and good HS&W
  • What good practice in corporate HS&W governance looks like
  • Key elements for boards, including leadership, values and culture; risk oversight; board HS&W information; audit and assurance processes; and annual HS&W Review
  • The sorts of challenging questions that board members should ask

You will also receive:

  • A Delegate Pack containing handouts and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription to the Chartered Governance Institute (see below)
  • 5.5 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


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9:00  Registration & tea/coffee

9:15  Welcome, introductions and course aims

9:30   The new strategic context for health, safety and wellbeing

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  • Opening group discussion
  • Regulatory developments, themes and priorities
  • Definitive Sentencing Guideline
  • Wider developments in good practice – direction of travel

10:30   Links with good corporate governance

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  • Role of the board and key functions
  • Companies Act and non-financial reporting

11:00   Break

11:15   Links with good corporate governance – cont.

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  • UK Corporate Governance Code and associated guidance
  • Board Manifesto for health, safety and wellbeing
  • Video – Golden Rules of Governance

12:00   A good practice framework

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  • HSE research and guidance in this area
  • Taking stock - group exercise

13:00   Lunch

13:40   Key elements boards can focus on 

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  • Leadership, direction, values and culture
  • Board HS&W information
  • Risk oversight, audit and assurance
  • Board annual HS&W review

15:15   Break

15:30   Challenging questions board members can ask

16:00   Roundtable discussion

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  • Supporting and developing board effectiveness on HS&W
  • Potential personal action points

16:40   Close

Course leader

Neil Molyneux

Neil Molyneux has 35 years experience in health and safety risk management including work as an HSE Inspector, leading the H&S function in companies and public bodies, and working as a consultant.

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£495 +VAT (Non-member)
£365 +VAT (Member)
£265 +VAT (Student)
£445 +VAT (Professional Subscriber)

Upcoming dates to be confirmed

Location: Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London, EC1N 8TS


There are no upcoming dates at this time.

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   +44 (0)20 7580 4741

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   Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

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